Ok, the dream summer has not happened, understandably – but it’s not all doom and gloom for the Reds. The new signings thus far have strengthened not only the squad but, more importantly, enhanced the first XI. As compared to last season when Jurgen Klopp only really trusted his first choice starting line-up and a couple of other bench players, the German manager now have … Continue reading LFC’s 2017 Summer So Far
Liverpool’s first attempts at signing their new £34.2 million man came way back in January 2014, when then-manager Brendan Rodgers’ team was only just beginning to go on their incredible title-challenging run. The now Celtic boss recognised, whether rightly or not, that he needed one more attacker to complement his ranks. A devastating Luis Suarez, a fit Daniel Sturridge, rising stars Raheem Sterling and Philippe … Continue reading Is Salah’s signing only 3.5 years too late?
As with every summer that comes around, every team will split their squads into staying and goings. What do the lucky ones have to do to remain at the club come the end of next season? And why are the ones slated to leave leaving? Stays Simon Mignolet The Belgian is still on a tight rope, with two young quality goalkeepers pushing for his spot. … Continue reading LFC’s Stayings and Goings for 2017
In a parallel universe, the first official news of Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool would have been that of the deal sealed between the Reds and Southampton for the signing of the Dutchman. Beating the reigning champions and richest club in England, the signing of VVD was suppose to pull the Reds out of the dark ages, in terms of the transfer market, and signal … Continue reading The One That Got Away?
The summer transfer window is coming around, and per the transfer mill surrounding Liverpool, a couple of Southampton players are being linked with the club. Dividing opinion, some fans feel Virgil van Dijk would improve the Reds backline, others feel he might turn out to be the next Dejan Lovren – more doubts than uncertainty – and are wondering if Liverpool’s scouts are all based … Continue reading Would a mid-table signing bolster LFC’s squad next season?
It’s 19 June 2017 as Jurgen Klopp returns to his office at Melwood, plotting for his second full season with his Reds, having scraped 4th spot last season. During the summer months, Klopp relieved goalkeeping coach John Achterberg of his duties and brought in his own man from Germany, tasked with readying Loris Karius and Danny Ward for the battle ahead – in the Premier League, … Continue reading LFC’s Perfect Summer 2017
Top 4 is the best the Reds can hope to achieve this season, having been knocked out of both cup competitions and too far to catch Antonio Conte’s imperious Chelsea side. The month of January 2017 will always be remembered as the period that undid the brilliant work from the first six months of the season. It really was a make-or-break month, and ultimately January … Continue reading Where do LFC need to strengthen for next season?
Amidst the farce surrounding Singapore football – from the lack of coordination within the S.League to the delay of proper elections for the country’s Football Association (FAS) – one sliver of good news has emerged, due to the efforts of an unlikely source. Extensively covered already, Singapore vice-captain Hariss Harun has moved to the Spanish third division on a season-long loan deal with CE L’Hospitalet (or … Continue reading 3 points as Hariss (finally) moves to Europe
So far, so good, it seems. There’s little to disagree with manager Jurgen Klopp’s transfer dealings so far. With some expert dealing – rarely said of Liverpool’s moneymen – the Reds are actually recouping large sums of money from the sale of several unwanted players, in turn giving Klopp even more room to manoeuvre in the market. More Height & Competition In The Back 5 … Continue reading Analysing LFC’s Summer 2016 Transfer Business
After the honeymoon period of October and November came crashing down in December, the stark reality of his squad is definitely getting clearer for Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. A sizeable number of his inherited squad are mid-table level, not good enough for a club with ambitious of returning to the Champions League. Talk of a possible title in the midst of such an unpredictable season … Continue reading 5 Things for Klopp to do before 2016/17